E. L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow (1931–2015) explored the fantasy and reality of the American soul in his varied body of work. In his twelve vibrant novels he illuminated key eras, including the Civil War (The March), Prohibition (Billy Bathgate), the Depression (Loon Lake), McCarthyism (The Book of Daniel), and the Jazz Age (Ragtime). He also wrote four story collections, including All the Time in the World (2011). Doctorow’s many honors included the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, the National Book Award, and the National Humanities Medal.

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